Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday of the Holy Fathers of Fourth Ecumenical Council
Great-martyr Marina of Antioch in Pisidia; Venerable Irenarchos of Solovky
To our Visitors: We are blessed by your presence.
Nourishment of the Soul: “The fruits of the earth are not brought to perfection immediately, but by time, rain and care. Similarly, the fruits of men ripen through ascetic practice, study, time, perseverance, self-control and patience.” — St Anthony the Great
Father will travel July 16th through July 24th. A Eucharistic Typica Service will be led each Sunday by Deacon Lawrence. There will be no Matins.
And a baby is born to Rachel and Luke Barber!
Juliana Elizabeth B was born July 12th at 10:30 a.m. Little brother Paul and Grandparents Robert and Nina R are overjoyed. Glory to God for precious newborns.
West Virginia Disaster: In your bulletin today is Met. JOSEPH’s plea for help for the victims of flooding. Last Sunday, $160 was donated. All Saints will send one check this week. Antiochian.org has more information on the disaster.
Festival Committee Meeting: The festival committee will not meet July 31st, as previously announced, but will meet the following Sunday, August 7th, after the Divine Liturgy. Those wanting to join the festival committee and begin the online conversation prior to the first meeting should email Fr. Peter Jon at email@example.com Thank you!
Firewood Available: Recently an arborist cut dead trees near the gazebo, pond, and road, and in the grove. If you or a friend need wood for your fireplace or campfires, help yourself to a trunk full or truck load.
Receiving the Eucharist: We invite you to receive the Holy Eucharist if you are an Orthodox Christian who has prepared yourself through fasting, prayer, and recent confession. If you are not Orthodox, or are Orthodox but have not prepared, we invite you to receive a piece of the blessed bread in the wooden bowls held by the altar servers at the front of the church.
They Don’t Vacation: Our parish operating expenses do not take the summer off; so please do your best to keep your tithes and offerings current, and add a little extra if you have been blessed to do so. Thank you.
Orthodox Christians for Life: Patricia Finchum has been appointed by Fr. Peter Jon to organize a Bloomington chapter of Orthodox Christians for Life, the national pan-Orthodox pro-life group. The first action of this group will be prayer. An akathist for the Protection of the Theotokos will be prayed on the last Friday of each month at 6pm, beginning this month. All are invited and encouraged to come and pray together for the protection of life in the womb and for the parents considering (or suffering from past) abortion.
Sunday, July 17: Eucharistic Typica at 10:00 (There will be no vespers services in Father’s absence.)
Bible Study resumes August 4th at Becky Hrisomalos’ home and August 9th at Kh. Marilyn’s home.
July 30: After Great Vespers, Rdr. Tikhon ( Erik Wallace) presents a slide show of the Holy Land.
July 30-31: News from the Christensens — We will be visiting All Saints, and I will be serving at Great Vespers, Orthros & Divine Liturgy . We would love to be able to see as many of our All Saints family as possible before I begin at Holy Trinity on August 1st! (An amazing journey that started here at All Saints.)
July 31: The Building Committee will meet after Divine Liturgy.
August 7: Festival Meeting
Anniversary Memories: Dn. Lucian & Dnssa Miriam S (21st); Gillquist’s 10th year at All Saints (23rd)
Birthday Greetings: Cleo S (17th); James T (19th); Neumann J (21st); Mallory F (23rd)
Name Day Blessings: Marina Stant (17th); St. Seraphim 19th Dn. Seraphim Moslener, Linda B, Neumann J, Leanne B; Alicia B (Prophet Elias-20th); Miriam S -Mary Magdalene – 22nd
Memory Eternal: John (7th); twin infants Michael and Isaiah (10th); Infant Brennely Grace (26th); Matthew (July 10th — tragic hiking accident, friend of Neumann Seraphim)
Prayer List : “For the suffering Christians of Syria, Palestine, Iraq, & all of the Middle East, and for those suffering in Ukraine.” Tabbals (major house fire); John Griggs; Kh. Loretta; Amal H; Dee and Don; Kh.Kristina; Betsy and Hannah; Leslie (paralysis); Jasmine; Deborah & Thomas; Iva.; James; Alex John; Jason; Steve D; Becky H.; Alexis T. ;Tom; Jake; Annie; Catherine; Janett; Jill; Angie; Julian; Kh. Mary Sue Walker; Vicki; Hoppes on leave from Albania; Jesse Brandow in Guatemala (OCMC Missionaries); Vivian; Natalie; Senior Saints; Patricia; Nicetas; Barb; Shirley; Metropolitan Paul, Archbishop John; Fr. John Koen; Archpriests George & Stephen; Adrian; Heather; Susan; Gabriella & Matt; Sara; Shelley; Geni; Rachel B with child; Emily D; Emma; Kim; Nancy; Neal; Lyuda; Bob R; Leanne; Beth; Lillian; Julie; Roger; Virginia; Marilyn; Eric; Cheryl; Lori; Pam; Debbie; Natasha; Michael & Shelley: Gabriel; Mary; Doug; Janet; Kelly; Matushka Raisa; John C; Marty; Charles; Eileen; Mary; Marvin, Alice; Katie; Deborah; Ruth; Steve; Kevin; Romaine; Derek, Claire & Micah; Tim; Preston; Sharon; Sherri; Dianna; Michael and Diane; Aaron; Brent; Jennifer; Brigid; Caleb; Dennis & Joyce; Ethan; Lena, Dean; Gayle; Thomas; Amy; Heidi; Gene & Connie, Myrna.
Today’s Epistle and Gospel Readings
Prokeimenon: “Blessed art Thou, O Lord, the God of our Fathers.”
Verse: “For Thou art just in all that Thou hast done to us!” – Daniel 3:26-27 OSB
Epistle: The Reading from the Second Epistle of St. Paul to Titus. (3:8-15)
My Child Titus, faithful is the saying, and concerning these things I desire you to affirm confidently, that those who have believed in God may be thoughtful of how to preside in honorable occupations. These things are good and profitable to men. But avoid foolish disputes, and genealogies, and contentions, and controversies about the Law; for they are unprofitable and vain. A man who is a heretic after the first and second admonition reject, knowing that such a one is subverted, and sins, being self-condemned. When I send Artemas to you, or Tychicos, give diligence to come to me to Nicopolis; for I have determined to winter there. Set forward Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that they may be lacking in nothing. And let our people also learn how to preside in honorable occupations, so as to help in cases of urgent need, that they should not be unfruitful. All who are with me salute you. Salute those who love us in the faith. Grace be with you all.
Gospel: The Reading is from the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew. (5:14-19)
The Lord said to His Disciples: “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a bushel, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father Who is in heaven. Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come not to abolish them, but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the law until all is accomplished. Whoever then relaxes one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who does them and teaches them shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.”
Resurrectional Apolytikion – Tone 2
When Thou didst submit Thyself unto death, O Thou deathless and immortal One, then Thou didst destroy hell with Thy Godly power. And when Thou didst raise the dead from beneath the earth, all the powers of Heaven did cry aloud unto Thee; O Christ, Thou giver of life, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of the Holy Fathers of the Holy Fathers – Tone 8
Thou, O Christ, art our God of exceeding praise Who didst establish our Holy Fathers as luminous stars upon earth, and through them didst guide us unto the true Faith, O most merciful One, glory to Thee.
Apolytikion of St. Marina – Tone 4
O Lord Jesus, unto Thee Thy lamb doth cry with a great voice: * O my Bridegroom, Thee I love; and seeking Thee, I now contest, * and with Thy baptism am crucified and buried. * I suffer for Thy sake, that I may reign with Thee; * for Thy sake I die, that I may live in Thee: * accept me offered out of longing * to Thee as a spotless sacrifice. * Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since Thou art great in mercy.
Kontakion for Ordinary Sundays – Tone 2
O Undisputed intercessor of Christians, O Mediatrix who is unrejected by the Creator; turn not away from the voice of our petitions, though we be sinners. Come to us with aid in time, who cry unto thee in faith, for thou art good. Hasten to us with intercessions, O Theotokos, who didst ever intercede for those who honor thee.